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Bone Dance

Bone Dance

2008 Merlot Napa Valley

Dice have been with us a long, long time. Early shamans tossed bones to divine the intent of the gods. Homer's Iliad mentions Theban dice. The Roman legions passed the time in siege by rolling dice on the backs of their shields, betting equipment and food. Richard the Lionheart was a fan of Hazard, which was the name the game had as it made its way to the New World. The game of Craps we know today offers a bettor the best odds against the house. But it's easy to get caught up in the frenzy of this most sociable casino game, so watch yourself.

  • 750 ML $29.00 Qty

The entry is very round and as the wine is swirled on the palate it develops into a pleasing balance between the fruit flavors and mouth-filling tannins. The finish is very smooth with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and spice.

Black cherry, blueberry, black olive, orange peel, star anise, vanilla bean and jasmine.

The structure of the 2008 Bone Dance is defined by the combination of benchland grapes (Oak Knoll and Yountville) and hillside grapes (Atlas Peak and Howell Mountain, combining the balance of the bench with the power of the hill.

Hand-harvested / Warm fermentation extraction / Minimal manipulation / 10-21 day macerations / 20 months in barrels

2138 cases

The light, balanced and medium-body mouthfeel is perfectly suited for moderately intense recipes, such as Morrocan lamb with dates, Coq au Vin, light tomato sauce pasta, veal, sweet Italian sausage, cheese stuffed figs, and chocolate with raspberries.

Best cheeses: Havarti, Gorgonzola, Fontina